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Workshops and Info Sessions

The Fellowships & Writing Center offers a range of workshops that aim to facilitate your professional development as a scholar.

The Fellowships & Writing Center (FWC) offers workshops throughout the year to facilitate your professional development as a scholar. Our workshops range from informational panels on fellowships and research to interactive sessions in which we work on targeted writing skills or discuss project management strategies. 

Workshops and other programming are announced on Engage, in the FWC newsletter On Grants and Prose, and in other Harvard Griffin GSAS communications.  

We also partner with the Academic Resource Center and the Mignone Center for Career Success to bring you events such as “What I Wish I Had Known about Summer for PhD Students.” 

See upcoming events below or visit the events calendar for more FWC events. 

In the Spotlight

The Art of the Conference Presentation

Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (in person)

Wednesday, February 28, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (Zoom)

This workshop will cover a range of topics related to conference presentations, including effective presentation structure, slide design, accessibility considerations, strategies for handling the Q&A, and tips for managing nerves. 

Demystifying the Dissertation Finish Line

Monday, March 4, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (in person)

Wading into topics such as time management, final edits and defense planning, and the guidelines for submission, this workshop is meant to offer practical tips to help you complete the dissertation. 

Keep an eye out for more details on all our workshops in our biweekly newsletter, On Grants and Prose, as well as on the FWC page on Engage. (To view events, you must sign in to Engage.)

Past Workshops 

Other past workshops have included: 

  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program
  • Demystifying the Finish Line: A Dissertation Workshop 
  • Perspectives on Pitching and Publishing 
  • Writing the Prospectus 
  • Overcoming Writing Obstacles 
  • The Art of the Conference Presentation 
  • Establishing a Writing Practice 
  • Crafting Introductions and Conclusions
  • Strategies for Revising Academic Work
  • Research Statement Workshop 
  • Merit and Traveling Fellowships Information Session 
  • Fulbright US Student Program Information Session 
  • NSF GRFP Information Session 

You can find recordings of some of these workshops on the FWC Canvas site

Events Calendar